Scottish Cancer Prevention Network



Aug 13

SHAAP – an update of activities

Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP) was established in 2006 to provide a clear, strong medical voice on alcohol harms. Whilst promoting evidence based treatment interventions SHAAP has also prioritised its activities into campaigning on alcohol pricing and marketing. SHAAP also believes that longer term policy ...

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Aug 13

SCPN and DCE – competitors or co-creators in long term health?

About a quarter of all cancers can be prevented, but for those who do develop cancer, an early diagnosis still offers the best chance of cure. Even for those with advanced disease, earlier diagnosis provides the opportunity to more effectively employ disease-modifying treatments and to put in place symptom management approaches. With ...

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Feb 13

SCPN Wins Communication Prize

The work of the SCPN has been chosen by the University of Dundee College of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing (CMDN) as the Winner of the 2013 Ian Stevenson Prize for Excellence in Public Engagement. The award (which includes a monetary prize for further SCPN work and certificates) was presented yesterday at the college research ...

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Feb 13

Can you help the Network?

At the network we have set ourselves the challenge of doubling our reach over the next 12 months and have decided to share our results with our readers. Our recent survey helped us to estimate that the newsletter/web/tweets reach just over 1000 folks so please help us reach our 2000 figure by Sept 2013. Here […]

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Jan 13

Can you answer the questions?

A new report called Action on Obesity-comprehensive care for all was published by the Royal College of Physicians in January 2013 and sets out a strong message to health professionals about the need to develop effective management pathways of obesity. The report suggests the development of multi-disciplinary teams for weight ...

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Oct 12

Stoptober smoking cessation campaign starting in October

With Stoptober smoking cessation campaign starting in October, it is timely to turn our attention to cervical cancer and smoking. In recent months, reduction in cervical cancer incidents has focussed on Human Pappillomavirus and the association between the disease and smoking has become relatively less well known. (1). A recent study ...

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Aug 12

One Day

Could you commit to fundraising one day of research in Scotland? One Day is an initiative seeking to equip researchers at Breakthrough Breast Cancer Research Unit, Edinburgh, by encouraging individuals to raise the £2200 required to fund a day of research. Those who have already committed to the scheme are raising funds to celebrate ...

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Jul 12

Dolphins in action for the benefit of SCPN members

We were delighted to receive a most welcome cheque from Livingstone and district Dolphins amateur swimming club to support the activities of SCPN.  This donation has come via George Kelly who nominated us as recipients following excellent efforts by club members in the pool and on the pitch. Participants included Victoria Broe the ...

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Apr 12

Follow us on Twitter (@thescpn)

The SCPN has just found a new love for Twitter. If you share the enthusiasm that we have for the world of Twitter and want to tweet us or follow us, to you can @thescpn. If you haven’t an account setup with Twitter you can use the URL below to simply check out what we […]

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Feb 12

Stacking the odds against cancer occurrence and recurrence

Thank you to all the invited speakers and active participants who came to the Scottish Cancer Foundation supported SCPN conference in November. The discussion was every bit as informative and thought provoking as the formal presentations. The evidence on cancer mortality and survivorship in Scotland, the increasing evidence on the ...

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